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Richmond, KY

#23 Aug 28, 2013
Another photographer that's pretty good but the only thing is he mainly specializes in auto racing is Strader Motorsports Photography of Corbin. Here is his facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Strader-Motors...
Photo cons

United States

#24 Aug 29, 2013
Buyer beware when it comes to some of the ones calling themselves photographers in this area. Yes they may have a nice DSLR camera but are mostly clueless on how to use it. Would almost bet most of their shots are taken in auto mode. Not only are they limited in knowledge of the camera they are clueless when it comes to photoshop. We paid good money to a local photographer and its a joke the things that are showing up in these pics that could have easily been removed in photoshop!!
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London, KY

#25 Aug 29, 2013
Mindy Smith Photography is really good! She does amazing work! Love all her pics and her prices are really good as well
Cons

London, KY

#26 Aug 29, 2013
Who did your pictures "Photo Cons" I was thinking of getting my pictures taken but I want to have awesome pics for a portfolio I am putting together to do modeling?

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

http://www.pixoto.com/quantumm

#27 Aug 29, 2013
Cons wrote:
Who did your pictures "Photo Cons" I was thinking of getting my pictures taken but I want to have awesome pics for a portfolio I am putting together to do modeling?
Photo Con is correct be careful... I have been taking photos for 30 years and today a lot of people think you get a 2000 buck camera and your a pro... If you are going to get portfolio shots done the person that does the shooting needs lights and needs to know how to use one of the the photo retouching software programs (there are a lot better than Photoshop)... And Never pay for the package up front... Pay a deposit and wait to you see all the proofs before agreeing to the final payment...

I'm a nature photographer but have done model shoots in the past and can only tell you that Prices Vary greatly ... You will have to go to the studio and sit down and look at the photographers work product over a period of time and then get a quote on the number and type of shots you want... If you want shots with studio back grounds the cost will be far different than getting them done on a location shoot...
Knox Fem

Mount Vernon, KY

#28 Aug 30, 2013
Cons wrote:
Who did your pictures "Photo Cons" I was thinking of getting my pictures taken but I want to have awesome pics for a portfolio I am putting together to do modeling?
I would suggest you try out a few in the area. I wouldn't pay a lot to do a shoot with someone, just be honest with them that you want to do a shoot to see what they can do. Most will work with you.

If they won't, move on....there is plenty out there.

Good Luck
Marie

London, KY

#29 Sep 3, 2013
Corbin wrote:
Anyone know prices for these people without me having to contact each one individually?
I just did pictures with Sky Portraits. Loved it!!!!
He only charged me $25 (I think that is a limited thing) but compared to $75-$150 at most of the others it was a tremendous deal.

https://www.facebook.com/sky.portraits.5
Pictures

Somerset, KY

#30 Sep 3, 2013
I like "She Phothraphy" as well as Mindy Smith Photography. Both the girls do great and prices are very reasonable. Never had my pictures taken with Sky Potraits but wow 25.00 no one can really beat that. I will look them up on Facebook.
Mark

London, KY

#31 Sep 11, 2013
Marie wrote:
<quoted text>
I just did pictures with Sky Portraits. Loved it!!!!
He only charged me $25 (I think that is a limited thing) but compared to $75-$150 at most of the others it was a tremendous deal.
https://www.facebook.com/sky.portraits.5
My wife just did her first shoot with Sky Portraits and it was a great time. We both were so at ease and the quality could not be beat. I'd recommend it to any one. OHHHH>...and by the way he had the pictures to us in less than 2 weeks.......SUPER!
Mindy

London, KY

#32 Sep 13, 2013
Do you think some of the photographers that are doing really cheap shoots are ruining the business?

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

http://www.pixoto.com/quantumm

#33 Sep 13, 2013
Mindy wrote:
Do you think some of the photographers that are doing really cheap shoots are ruining the business?
Nope... Capitalism at it's very best.. If the cheaper folks do the job well and produce products that the buyers are happy with more power to them... If the more expensive photog's can produce a better product and satisfy their customers great...
Satisfied Customer

Flat Lick, KY

#34 Sep 14, 2013
J Burnette photography is amazing. She recently left Obsidian photography and is amazing! She did my pictures and I love them.
Stan

London, KY

#36 Sep 23, 2013
The whole idea of doing things to cheap is funny. I say go for someone who is proven and can produce no matter the price.

As far as photographers, they are a dime a dozen. Check out their work before hand then ask the price, might just save you a lot of headache.
SMH

London, KY

#37 Sep 23, 2013
You really have to watch who you get to do your pictures. It drives me crazy that people who have never had any photography classes go out and buy a camera and call them self a Photographer. You see it everyday on Facebook. Anyone can buy a 3,000 camera but that doesn't mean anything. It's a shame that Actual photographers who have took classes for it and do it full time have to compete with so many people who just OWN a camera and feel like they can charge the same or cheaper prices and take people's business. I think we should make a list of the NON photographers so people will know what they are getting into.

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

http://www.pixoto.com/quantumm

#38 Sep 23, 2013
SMH wrote:
You really have to watch who you get to do your pictures. It drives me crazy that people who have never had any photography classes go out and buy a camera and call them self a Photographer. You see it everyday on Facebook. Anyone can buy a 3,000 camera but that doesn't mean anything. It's a shame that Actual photographers who have took classes for it and do it full time have to compete with so many people who just OWN a camera and feel like they can charge the same or cheaper prices and take people's business. I think we should make a list of the NON photographers so people will know what they are getting into.
I'll start, I'm in the 12 step program and I am Not a Actual Photographer... I just take pretty pictures sometimes....

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

http://www.pixoto.com/quantumm

#39 Sep 23, 2013
SMH wrote:
You really have to watch who you get to do your pictures. It drives me crazy that people who have never had any photography classes go out and buy a camera and call them self a Photographer. You see it everyday on Facebook. Anyone can buy a 3,000 camera but that doesn't mean anything. It's a shame that Actual photographers who have took classes for it and do it full time have to compete with so many people who just OWN a camera and feel like they can charge the same or cheaper prices and take people's business. I think we should make a list of the NON photographers so people will know what they are getting into.
But I do have a Question.... What makes one a Actual Photographer? Do we have to pass a test? And as opposed to just a plain Photographer or a Semi Actual Photographer....
LilBitofKY

Keavy, KY

#40 Sep 24, 2013
I have dabbled in photography for over 15 years. I, however, do not consider myself a professional photographer.
My advice is this:(1) look at samples of their work. Nothing tells the skill set of a photographer more than samples of their work. Facebook is filled with many businesses in our area that take photos.
(2) Look for actual businesses. If they have vested the money to become a legitimate business, they are probably taking it serious. However (and that is a bolded HOWEVER) not everyone who slabs "Suzy Mae's Photography" on a pic is a legitimate business. Ask questions such as experience and edit techniques.
(3) Don't chose someone based on being cheapest or the one that your 3rd cousin on your momma's side recommends. Find out what you are TRULY getting for what amount. Find out what their deposit is as well as if you will have a reprint release.
(4) BE SURE to keep yourself safe. Creeps are a dime a dozen, even here in our beloved KY Mtns. Don't go anywhere alone with anyone.. take along a pal or family member.

All that being said, here are two that I would recommend for Model level photography here in our area: Studio K Photography ( http://www.thestudiokgallery.com/ ); Scott Powell Photography ( https://www.facebook.com/scottpowellphotograp... )
That's just opinion.
Missy

London, KY

#41 Sep 24, 2013
LilBitofKY wrote:
I have dabbled in photography for over 15 years. I, however, do not consider myself a professional photographer.
My advice is this:(1) look at samples of their work. Nothing tells the skill set of a photographer more than samples of their work. Facebook is filled with many businesses in our area that take photos.
(2) Look for actual businesses. If they have vested the money to become a legitimate business, they are probably taking it serious. However (and that is a bolded HOWEVER) not everyone who slabs "Suzy Mae's Photography" on a pic is a legitimate business. Ask questions such as experience and edit techniques.
(3) Don't chose someone based on being cheapest or the one that your 3rd cousin on your momma's side recommends. Find out what you are TRULY getting for what amount. Find out what their deposit is as well as if you will have a reprint release.
(4) BE SURE to keep yourself safe. Creeps are a dime a dozen, even here in our beloved KY Mtns. Don't go anywhere alone with anyone.. take along a pal or family member.
All that being said, here are two that I would recommend for Model level photography here in our area: Studio K Photography ( http://www.thestudiokgallery.com/ ); Scott Powell Photography ( https://www.facebook.com/scottpowellphotograp... )
That's just opinion.
I see that Studio K and Scott Powell have found this thread.....lol....but it's alright to self promote.
Sarah H

London, KY

#42 Sep 24, 2013
My advice, even if they have a storefront, do not pay up front. I will not even pay a sitting fee until I see some samples from the shoot.

“Mtn Chick who loves the LORD”

Since: Sep 13

Keavy, KY

#43 Sep 27, 2013
I am not affiliated with either business. I only gave my two recommendations.

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